UNDP in Yemen
Country Office Team
UNDP Yemen Resident Representative
Ms. Zena Ali Ahmad (Lebanon) has been appointed as UNDP Resident Representative for Yemen.
Prior to this appointment, Zena was UNDP Resident Representative for Iraq (2019-2022) and the Regional Director for the Regional Office for Arab States in UN-Habitat at Egypt since 2017. She also served as UNDP Deputy Regional Hub Manager for Arab States (2016-2017), UNDP Country Director in Jordan (2012-2017), UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Syria (2008-2012), UNDP Policy Advisor in Arab States (2005-2007), and UNDP Assistant Resident Representative in Lebanon (1996-2004).
Zena holds a Post Graduate/ Master’s degree in the Management of Social Change from the University of London in the UK. She also holds a Master’s degree in Rural Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from the American University of Beirut.
She speaks English, French and Arabic.
UNDP Yemen Senior Management
Nahid Hussein: UNDP Deputy Resident Representative (Programme)
Mulugeta Abebe: UNDP Deputy Resident Representative (Operations)
- Aden and Mukallah
Kennedy Chibvongodze: Head of Sub-Office, a.i.
- Amman Liaison Office
Leanne Rios: Head of Office
Heema Devi Khadka: Head of Sub-Office
Leanne Rios: Team Leader, Communications and Advocacy, a.i.
Management Support Unit
Kennedy Chibvongodze: Team Leader
Economic Resilience and Recovery Team
Michele DiBenedetto: Team Leader
Governance and Rule of Law Team
Lucy Mathieson: Team Leader
Peace Support Operations Team
Tsunetaka Tsuchiya: Team Leader
Procurement and Travel Team
Martin Boben: Team Leader, a.i.
Service Center Team
Rashid Mogga: Team Leader
Resource Management Team
Tareq Gholasi: Operations Analyst
Abraham De Beer: Senior Field Security Specialist
UN Volunteers Team
Abdullah Al Duraibi: UNV Programme Analyst